top of page

Embracing Our Waters: A Call to Action for Young Innovators

In the heart of our communities, water is more than a mere resource; it's a source of life, joy, and tranquility. The recent environmental challenges faced by the Solent, marked by sewage releases, have cast a shadow over its waters, touching not just on the physical health of our environment but deeply affecting the mental and emotional well-being of those who cherish this natural gem. Drawing on insights from the UN-Habitat's document on valuing water, we're reminded of the profound connection between water and human happiness, health, and spiritual well-being.

At the Sustainable Conservation Trust, we see these challenges not as insurmountable obstacles but as opportunities for innovation and collaboration. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of environmental issues, yet history is rich with stories of individuals and communities who've turned the tide on crises, transforming challenges into victories for sustainability and well-being.

We are calling on young minds around the world to join in this vital conversation. Your energy, creativity, and passion are the keystones to forging a future where waterways like the Solent aren't just surviving but thriving. The relationship between water and our happiness, as highlighted in studies from Bolivia to the United Kingdom, underscores the impact of clean water on our quality of life. It's a call to action that resonates with the very essence of our well-being and the joy we derive from our environment.

Imagine a world where every community, guided by the voices of its youth, champions the health of its waterways. Where innovation in sustainable living and conservation paves the way for water to once again be a source of life, joy, and community cohesion. This vision is not only possible; it's within reach, and it starts with us.

We encourage you to engage, discuss, and ideate. Whether it's through art, science, or community organizing, your contribution is a ripple that can grow into a wave of change. The Sustainable Conservation Trust is here to support, connect, and amplify the voices of young conservationists. Together, we can address these challenges head-on, fostering a world where environmental sustainability and human well-being go hand in hand.

Let's turn the tide together. Your ideas, your voice, and your actions can redefine our relationship with water and the natural world. Join us in this crucial dialogue and be part of the movement towards a sustainable, joyous future for all.


Together, We Can Make Waves

To learn more about how you can get involved and contribute to the conservation and rejuvenation of our waterways, visit our website and join our community of young innovators. The future is bright when we stand united for the cause of water conservation and sustainable living. Let's embark on this journey together, inspiring and empowering one another to make a real difference in the world.


Our first project related to this is the Sea Swimmers Shelter Design Challenge with University of Portsmouth Architecture and Interiors students.


bottom of page